First Nations Climate Action Coordinator
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Under the general supervision of the Housing and Public Works Manager, and working closely with the GBI Energy Coordinator, the First Nations Climate Action Coordinator (FN CAC) will join a peer network of similar positions in each of the Coastal First Nations communities to support and advocate for energy efficiency, clean energy, and climate adaptation projects within their community.
- Develop and implement a work plan including the planning and coordination of energy and climate activities and deliverables associated with capacity building, clean energy, demand side management, adapting to climate change, and community engagement; Specific tasks may include:
- Coordinate contractors to perform home energy efficiency upgrades
- Support the development of infrastructure to generate additional clean energy, including hydroelectric, and solar installations
- Work with peer network, mentors, GBI and contractors to determine which projects are best suited to the community
- Coordinate projects, including:
- Support the development of infrastructure to generate additional clean energy, including penstock upgrades
- Engage community members on the impacts of climate change, and begin planning for community resiliency
- Develop long-term strategic climate adaptation strategies, including review and updating the Kitasoo Comprehensive Community Plan
- Develop communication materials and sharing information with the broader community
- Conduct community engagement, including surveys
- Present information to leadership for decision
- Participate in training and capacity building opportunities aimed at items such as office skills, project management, leadership, energy efficiency, and community engagement;
- Attend peer network sessions to share and transfer knowledge with peer network from neighbouring communities;
- Participate in monthly coaching with a trained coach to improve self and continuously build capacity to meet the job responsibilities of an Indigenous Energy Manager;
- Perform general office duties including reception and administrative as required;
- Comply with the provisions of the Operations Manual;
- Adhere to the Code of Conduct as contained in the Operations Manual;
- Carry out the instructions of the Supervisor or Designate that is relevant to the position and as provided from time to time;
- Encourage and foster a team spirit within the First Nation office and operations in general.
- Possess strong organizational skills, work ethic and be dependable
- Ability and willingness to learn on the job, take instruction through mentorship and local/non-local training courses
- Ability or interest to learn how to manage small and medium sized community projects
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal, verbal and written skills
- Interest in clean energy, climate change and community empowerment
- Ability to work as a team player and independently with limited supervision
Duration: This position is for (term) full-time office hours work, Monday – Friday.
Submit a typed 1) Cover Letter 2) Resume to Melody Robinson, Kitasoo Band Council Human Resource Officer, at the Kitasoo Band Administrative Office or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
by Thursday, February 14, 2019 by 12:00pm. Applicants will be contacted for interview.